MiMU Release Glover - Universal Gesture Control

GB Glover software for expressive control of music supports a range of motion tracking devices      04/02/21

British music tech company MiMU has announced the launch of Glover, a desktop application which they believe is set to be the industry standard for expressive control of music through movement. Glover supports a variety of motion tracking devices including iPhone, Leap Motion, micro:bit and the MiMU Gloves.

Adam Stark, CEO of MiMU, told us, "Glover is the most powerful component of the MiMU Gloves, and the key to making expressive music control more widespread. Music controllers have been based on the same few paradigms for many years, but now Glover places new interfaces and gesture-capture technology in the hands of musicians".

Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist, Imogen Heap, had this to say,  "It's such an incredibly exciting moment to release Glover into the wild. We've known for so long it's really the jewel in our crown. It takes producing live shows to another level, holding so much expressive power now fresh and ready to be unleashed. I can't wait to see what everyone does with it and watch the community share their patches around, myself included"

Here's the full details direct from MiMU...

Glover lets users connect their motion tracking devices to music software such as Ableton Live, Mainstage or Logic Pro. State-of-the-art gesture recognition algorithms analyse incoming movement data and let you map your gestures to MIDI or OSC. Customising your own postures, you might make a 'fist' to start recording a loop or move your hand upwards to add reverb to your voice.  As the user creates these connections between movement and music they develop their own unique musical language to physically interact with their sounds and effects. Glover gives musicians more expressive power, and allows them to create more visual and engaging performances.

Glover was originally designed as the creative mapping environment for the MiMU Gloves, and has since been expanded to support many more devices. 10 years of experimental development has made Glover into a professional-level application used by artists including Imogen Heap and Ariana Grande. MiMU's smartphone app Gliss lets anyone use the sensor data of their phone to control music by connecting wirelessly to Glover. Gliss is free to download, and with Glover's free demo anyone can immediately experience what it's like to make music with movement.

MiMU's mission is to make music technology expressive and visual, supporting music creation using new interfaces that capture human movement. Glover is the next step on that journey.

Features:

  • Available on Mac and Windows platforms
  • Support for gesture tracking via webcam and the Genki Wave coming later in 2021
  • Any software or hardware that supports MIDI or OSC can be controlled by Glover
  • Glover contains presets for Ableton Live, Arturia Analog Lab V and Apple MainStage
  • Gliss is available for iPhone, with Android support coming later in 2021

 

About MiMU
MiMU exists to place human expression at the heart of music technology.

MiMU is a team of artists, technologists and designers developing cutting-edge wearable technology for the performance and composition of music. Founded by Grammy award-winning musician Imogen Heap, MiMU have captured worldwide attention by showing that there is a better way to make music than with sliders and buttons – through the complex movement of the human body.

The team has developed the MiMU Gloves - a wireless, wearable, gestural musical instrument and controller. The MiMU Gloves are a fusion of textiles and electronic sensors. Combined with dedicated gesture detection and mapping software, they offer a new and flexible approach to the control of music and visuals through intuitive human movement.

MiMU Gloves are now used by a community of musicians worldwide, ranging from pop star Ariana Grande to beatboxers, classical pianists, film composers and visual artists.

Pricing and Availability:
£119 / €129 / $159

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